- Prevalence of C-sections are high in India
- C-Section increase chances of Deep vein thrombosis
- You can get back to workouts after one month
Various researches across the globe state that the change in caesarean section rates in the past several years in India is alarming and the issues should be addressed with proper awareness campaigns.
Caesarean section is the surgical delivery of a baby. A study conducted Chayan Roy Chaudhary, Research Scholar at Indian Institute for Population Sciences, reports that the rates of C-sections were higher in the southern states of India while in some Northeast states the C-Section rates were below five percent.
The World Health Organization recognizes 5 to 15 percent prevalence of C- section deliveries, many of the South Asian countries go beyond which has been considered as a serious public health issue.
Causes of C-section
- Chronic diseases or lifestyle diseases like diabetes
- If you are an HIV-positive patient
- If you have any complication with placenta
- The presence of multiple babies.
- Emergency C- Section due to slow labor or problems during labor
How to recover from C-Section:
According to Dr. D. Lakshmi, leading Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Thrissur, Kerala, “The most important factor in recovering from C- section is easy and quick mobilization. Everything else will get along with it.”
“Early mobilization prevents deep vein thrombosis after C-section,” she adds. Deep vein thrombosis (DPT) is characterized by the formation of blood clots in the deep vein of the body part, especially on legs. Researches show that a C-Section increases the risk of DVT in women.
“There are no restrictions on having food after a C-section. In the older days, people might stick to just rice soup or such food items. But now we encourage mothers to include all type of food in their diet,” advises Dr. Lakshmi. She added that avoiding too much spicy food will be helpful.
Meanwhile, in order to get back your daily workouts or exercise routine, gynecologists recommend a minimum of one month rest. “Considering the pregnancy period and post-delivery stress and changes to your body, it is good that you take one month rest. At least fifteen days gap should be taken,” shares Dr. Lakshmi.
Having milk and milk products will enhance the calcium level in the breast milk. Though it is important to take a break from your daily workouts or exercise, doctors suggest trying body movements as soon as possible after surgery.